Join me for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight on November 6th at 11 am when we feature Hank Williams, Jr.

Born Randall Hank Williams, Jr. May 26, 1949, known to you and I as Hank Williams, Jr.  He is the son of Hank Sr. and Audrey Williams.  His dad nicknamed him “Bocephus” when he was a child. His dad died less than four years after his birth in 1953. June Carter-Cash was his grandmother.  She and Hank Jr’s mom, Audrey were close friends.

On August 8, 1975, Hank Jr. fell 500 feet while climbing Ajax Mountain in Montana.  He suffered skull and facial fractures. It was a long recovery, but Hank bounced right back to normal.

In 1979, his rebellious album, “Family Tradition” started a long run of million-selling recordings. To this date, Williams has racked-up several gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards and many sold-out concerts.

Williams is a multi-instrumentalist -- he can play guitar, bass guitar, steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums and piano.  He’s been active in the music world since 1957 to the present.  Williams continues to tour and record.  He is the father of five children.

Hear more of your favorite country classic hits every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm at 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.  Remember we always take your requests at 320-252-9897 or email dick@minnesotasnewcountry.com.